Why RI Witness
Our system for your safety
Mixing up samples in the IVF laboratory has serious consequences for customers and must be avoided at all costs. Culture dishes and tubes must be labelled and monitored with the utmost care.
The VivaNeo clinics care deeply for your safety, and we use the RI WITNESS electronic system in addition to traditional labeling of samples. RI Witness is a security system used in leading IVF clinics around the world and is considered to offer the best safety solution. VivaNeo Stork Copenhagen and VivaNeo Ciconia Aarhus are the first fertility clinics in Denmark to offer this safety enhancement system to our customers.
What is RI Witness
RI Witness is an electronic system that actively prevents mixing up patient samples in the IVF laboratory. In 2010, the VivaNeo Sydow Practice Clinic in Berlin became the first clinic in Germany to begin using RI WITNESS. The system has since then developed and is now introduced to all our VivaNeo clinics throughout Europe.
RI WITNESS is based on radio frequency identification (RFID). Each vessel containing an egg, sperm, or embryo sample carries an RFID transponder which encodes the patient's data during the lab process. All work surfaces in the laboratory are electronic and continuously check the IDs of the samples being processed. If there are samples on the work surface which do not belong to the couple, a visual and audible alarm message is issued before sample mixing can occur. This way we ensure your safety.